The item (a) of the third paragraph of the 89th article titled "Access to Assistance and Services" of the Law 6458 on Foreigners and International Protection dated 04.04.2013 has been changed according to the Law published on Official Gazette numbered 30988 on 24/12/2019.
With the new regulation, general health insurance of the applicants or the beneficiaries of international protection who do not have health insurance and are not able to afford will be covered for 1 year beginning from the date of registration of international protection by the General Directorate. The new regulation does not apply to the persons with special needs and the foreigners whose insurance registration continuation is considered appropriate by the Ministry.
By operation of law, general health insurance of the applicants or the beneficiaries of international protection over 18 who have been staying for more than one year beginning from the date of registration is cancelled.
Therefore, general health insurance will be covered without 1 year restriction in case the applicants or the beneficiaries of international protection over 18 with special needs and the persons who are not able to afford to apply to the Provincial Directorates of Migration Management they are registered to with the documents which show their special needs.